Israeli PM lays wreath at 26/11 memorial at Taj Hotel

26/11 attack survivor Moshe Holtzberg at the Mumbai Chabad House

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweets that following his talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India informed Israel that it was putting the deal with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. back on track.

His parents were emissaries of the Chabad movement living in Mumbai at the time.

Netanyahu, along with Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, laid wreath at the memorial of the terror attack victims, that claimed 166 lives, at the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in south Mumbai under a heavy security blanket.

Both these places - the heritage hotel and the once non-descript Nariman House - were the targets of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack by 10 Pakistani gunmen who sneaked in from the Arabian Sea.

Sporting the trademark Jewish small brimless cloth cap, 'Kippah, ' Netanyahu was warmly welcomed by the present Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky and other officials of Chabad House in the afternoon.

Following the terror attack that killed his parents, the 11-year-old has been living in Israel with his grandparents, supported by a fund established by Chabad-Lubavitch that will see him into adulthood. "But our real educational system is in the Army", Netanyahu said, addressing the India-Israel Business Summit here. "The two innovation nations must come together to define the future".

During the Cold War, India didn't have open relations with Israel, leaning heavily in favor of the Palestinians.

The Israeli Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet members of the Jewish community at the Taj hotel, and end the hectic day by attending the Shalom Bollywood event, also at the Taj hotel.

"This is the place where he got his last hug from his father and mother", he said.

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